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Author: Bryan Rennie

Although he is not particularly well known beyond the discipline of the history of religions, when Mircea Eliade died in 1986 he had written over 20 major monographs on religion and hundreds of scholarly articles. He was the general editor of the first edition of the 16–volume Macmillan

In: Russian History

© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2010 DOI: 10.1163/156852710X12551326520571 Numen 57 (2010) 78–102 Utopian Landscapes and Ecstatic Journeys: Friedrich Nietzsche, Hermann Hesse, and Mircea Eliade on the Terror of Modernity Kocku von Stuckrad University of Groningen, Department of

In: Numen
Author: Carl Olson

MIRCEA ELIADE, POSTMODERNISM, AND THE PROBLEMATIC NATURE OF REPRESENTATIONAL THINKING CARL OLSON This essay reviews the "ten affinities" Bryan S. Rennie proposes, in his book, Reconstructing Eliade (1996), to establish Mircea Eliade as a precursor of postmodernism. These affinities can be

In: Method & Theory in the Study of Religion
Author: Michel Gardaz

’autobiographie méritent d’être longuement méditées. Nous n’en retiendrons ici qu’une seule: l’important « est dans ce qu’on fait et non dans ce qu’on dit » (Malraux 1967 :10). Mircea Eliade a « dit » bien des choses sur sa vie, mais qu’a-t-il « fait » au juste durant la dernière moitié des années 1930, et ceci jusqu

In: Numen
Author: Saliba
Author: Natale Spineto

MIRCEA ELIADE AND TRADITIONALISM NATALE SPINETO In the extensive critical literature that has been devoted in recent years to Eliade's intellectual development, and to his thought in general, one of the areas where the most original results have been achieved has been that of the discovery and

In: Aries
Author: Geo Widengren

MIRCEA ELIADE SIXTY YEARS OLD Prof. Mircea Eliade shares with Prof. Kerenyi the talent for literature and the interest in depth psychology. It is no fortuitous coin- cidence that both belong to the great names of the lecturers at the "Eranos-Tagungen" of Ascona. In the field of the history of

In: Numen
Author: Homayun Sidky

subscribe to these views. Th e answer does not lead to some ancient grotto or an undisputable assemblage of Paleolithic shamanic paraphernalia, but to the imagination of Mircea Eliade, whose vision of shamanism is rooted in the musings of nineteenth century anthropologists. Keywords shamanism, Mircea Eliade

In: Method & Theory in the Study of Religion
Author: Thomas Michael

expansionistic urges of hegemonic powers. For a short period following the publication of Mircea Eliade’s Shamanism: Archaic Techniques of Ecstasy , the phenomenon of shamanism was almost (but not quite) containable: he characterized it as the heroic venture undertaken by specially endowed persons (shamans) who

In: Numen

gli uomini hanno essi fatto questo mondo di nazioni — Giovanni Battista Vico, Scienza nuova In the summer of 1950, Mircea Eliade met Jack Barrett at the Jungian circle’s annual Eranos conference in Ascona, Switzerland. 1 It was Eliade’s first appearance at the event. The Romanian

In: Journal of Ancient Near Eastern Religions